Authors of this paper are looking for an answer to the following question: whether gambling (as one of the forms of social entertainment in eating establishments and thus in cafes and taverns as well) was under control of competent authorities throughout history: local, city, district or state authorities. In the first part of the paper, in search of the true (authentic) picture of legal (legislative) regulation of gambling in eating establishments, at least when it comes to the Republic of Croatia, authors provide a brief historic review of the origins, continuation and survival of the chance games (in Europe in general and in the region of Croatia in particular); the second part of the paper is designated to the most important laws and regulations passed for the purpose of regulating gambling in eating establishments, and thus in cafes and taverns.
This paper analyses the turbo-folk music genre as one of the important elements of modern pop culture in Serbia as a significant representative of the Serbian cultural identity and politics, together with its many clashes and contradictions. By using a research of Edward Said and his basic assumptions of Orientalism as a dominant view of the West’s Others, we continue with regional applications of this theory by Marija Todorova, Milica Bakić-Hayden and others to question the development of internal identities developed in former Yugoslavia within these discourses and to attempt to provide an explanation for the contested values and positions of the turbo-folk phenomena to this day.
This paper is an attempt to answer the questions to what extent, how and under which conditions it is possible to compare one specific urban phenomenon such as a café in different environments. The basis for such a comparison can be found in historical and cultural context, first of all, but also in a number of features that stem from lifestyle and everyday urban life. Empirical insights into social reality and elements for comparison were observed within a minuscule form of everyday urban life in Rome, the homeland of contemporary European cafés.
Since the early 1920s, the City of Belgrade authorities have adopted and cherished the marketing concept of a city at play – emphasizing the city history, culture and the quality of social life. The social life in Belgrade was primarily taking place in taverns such as the ones in Skadarlija quarter. Many pieces of art were also created there, making this part of the city known as a unique ambience that keeps telling the story of urban Belgrade culture to this date. In this paper, a brief history of Skadarlija and the artistic actions that revived the quarter since late 1960s allowing its positioning as a tourist attraction, provide the frame for discussing conceptualization of Belgrade as a city at play.
This paper discusses the concept of intangible cultural heritage through the analysis of the state of Belgrade taverns, which are left to ruin. The main pattern of the paper is an attempt to define a place and importance of the taverns as an intangible cultural heritage given their presence throughout the centuries in this capital city’s life. Paper also explores inns as cultural property monuments, defining their characteristics with the aim of grasping their value. As such, taverns can be seen as cultural monuments encapsulating the intangible cultural heritage. In the end paper gives reasons why the old taverns should be preserved from demolition and the uniformity of globalization, primarily for the reasons of safeguarding the national and cultural identity, giving the possible ways of their protection through projects.
This paper analyzes the significance of a tavern in the organizational culture of veterans’ football clubs as well as veterans’ football in Belgrade. The role of the tavern as “The Great Third Place” (in which socializing after the game takes place – the “Third Half-Time”) is studied, as well as the hypothesis that the “Third Half-Time” itself is the most important purpose for the organization of particular clubs, as well as competitions in general. Fundamental sociological concepts of such organisations have been used as a theoretical framework for the research – the concepts of organization, organizational culture, their content and types. In this interdisciplinary endeavor, the contributions of leisure sociology and tavernology have also been considered.
This paper presents the findings of a sociological research of coffee shops in the village of Stapar (Northwestern Serbia, near the City of Sombor). The case study method was used, and the results showed that a rural coffee-shop/tavern has been an important rural institution, since it performs several functions for a rural society. The findings also show that in rural coffee-shops/taverns it is possible to find a special mix of modernity and tradition.
In the form of a sociology essay, the author analyzes the tavern as a sociology and culture institution, lifestyle, part of our everyday routine and a pattern of behaviour. All is backed by excerpts from the works of famous authors who wrote about the tavern. In the end, the essay points to “the other face of the medal“ i.e. to the pathology of the tavern peaking in alcoholism.
The paper offers a semantic and structural systematization of the names of hospitality facilities in the Serbian speaking regions. Possible motives behind the listed names are also examined.